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  • Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs

    Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs
    Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
  • Getting their due [Commentary]

    Getting their due [Commentary]
    Two recent major developments may revolutionize major college sports, potentially to the benefit of long-exploited college athletes. It's about time. On August 7 the National Collegiate Athletic Association decreed that the five major conferences...
  • How is the SAT not an anti-trust violation? [Letter]

    How is the SAT not an anti-trust violation? [Letter]
    Marin Langlieb, the young junior from Dulaney High School who questions the SAT will do well in the future ("The SAT is execrable (look it up)," Aug. 4). She does not need the SAT. Why is this third party organization (a business) combining with a...
  • State taxi companies sue Uber

    State taxi companies sue Uber
    More than 30 Maryland cab companies filed a lawsuit Thursday against the popular ride-sharing company Uber, alleging antitrust violations and demanding an unspecified amount of damages for upending the state's cab industry. The lawsuit, filed late...
  • Maryland files $157 million counterclaim against ACC, says conference tried to recruit Big Ten schools

    Maryland files $157 million counterclaim against ACC, says conference tried to recruit Big Ten schools
    As the University of Maryland’s athletic teams are winding down their membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the school is considerably ramping up legal efforts — and making new allegations — aimed at ending the 61-year partnership...
  • Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim

    Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim
    As the prospect of a $1.6 billion merger between Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Men's Wearhouse dimmed, investors retrenched Monday, pushing down shares of both retailers much further than the broader market decline. The market reacted after a weekend...
  • GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]

    GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]
    Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....
  • Jos. A. Bank rejects latest Men's Wearhouse bid

    Jos. A. Bank rejects latest Men's Wearhouse bid
    The first crack in Jos. A. Bank Clothier's resolve to remain independent emerged Thursday as the menswear retailer rejected Men's Wearhouse's increased hostile takeover offer but said it would meet with its rival to discuss a merger. Men's Wearhouse...
  • Albertsons, Safeway grocery chains to merge

    Albertsons, Safeway grocery chains to merge
    The days of the conventional supermarket are numbered. Safeway Inc.'s announcement Thursday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire the company in a deal valued at about $9.4 billionĀ is the latest sign from the troubled grocery...
  • Justice department targeting price-fixing conspiracy on port automobile shipments

    Justice department targeting price-fixing conspiracy on port automobile shipments
    The U.S. Department of Justice has identified and begun targeting a broad conspiracy to fix prices on automobile shipments in and out of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, with a Chilean company recently pleading guilty to violating federal antitrust laws in...
  • Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion

    Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers finally liked the look of Men's Wearhouse's takeover offer as the Hampstead-based retailer accepted a $1.8 billion buyout Tuesday. The deal would pay Bank's stockholders $65 a share cash, $10 more than Men's Wearhouse initially...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...